Loving Pia

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    Loving Pia

    At elske Pia

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2017

    100 min

    • Danish

    Docufiction

    A work of fiction, the film is developed from the life of – and starring – a real woman, Pia, who is intellectually disabled. Pia is 60 years old and she lives in rural Denmark in the care of her mother Guittou, 84. In the story, Guittou is getting old, and Pia worries about what will happen when her mother dies. She is afraid of being left alone. Although Pia has never had a boyfriend, she thinks that she needs to find a man to love in order to survive. Then Pia meets a man called Jens at the harbour. Pia embarks on a quiet and simple relationship with him, not realising that in the meantime it is her mother who is left alone.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Pia Skovgaard
    Céline Skovgaard
    Jens Jensen
    Putte Jensen
    Screenplay
    Daniel Borgman
    Cinematography
    Daniel Borgman
    Editing
    Sofie Marie Kristensen
    Music
    Kristian Paulsen
    Production
    ADOMEIT FILM
    Festival Bookings
    RAMONDA INK

    Press

    There is some wonderful cinematic magic in Loving Pia.

    David D'Arcy, Screen Daily

    Daniel Joseph Borgman

    Daniel Joseph Borgman

    New Zealand

    Daniel Borgman has forged a unique path as a New Zealand filmmaker, making his films both there and in Europe. The films are influenced by both environments and filmmaking histories, and he has gained recognition for his emerging talent at the most prestigious festivals in the world. He has been innovative with approach and format, but the films all share a mature sensitivity and strong visual aesthetic. His films have premiered in Cannes and Berlin.

    Selected Filmography